Selected Bibliography [Cascadia Edition]

Our personal, selected bibliography of Cascadia. It is as much a thank you note as a list of recommendations. You'll see that it contains no books.

Kept Us Knowledgable:
+ The Dirt Rich School at Compass Rose Farms - run by a goddess gardener, teacher, and mentor, Compass Rose offers the opportunity to earn a permaculture design certificate, intern, volunteer, care for animals, garden, and live in the forest. We can attribute CR as the reason Calliope exists. Lauren moved to Washington for six months of volunteer work and permaculture teachings at Compass Rose. The end result? Meeting Matt + starting Calliope. 

+ Jefferson Clemente Course in Humanities - provides humanities education to individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

+ Legalize Survival - human rights movement based out of Eugene, OR that is fighting for the decriminalization of homeless existence in public.

Kept Us Sustainable:
+ Organic Seed Alliance - "leading education, research, and advocacy to advance organic seed."

+ Jefferson Land Trust - jefferson county conservation organization that aims to protect land and habitats.

+ Wild Olympics Campaign - protecting the wild land of the olympic peninsula.

Kept Us Caffeinated:
+ Better Living Through Coffee - many coffees were put into our mouths here.

Kept Us Grooving:
+ KEXP Seattle - one of the best radio stations, worldwide streaming at

+ Capitol Hill Block Party - 3 day summer festival. Rad tunes and grooves in central Seattle. 

Kept Us Social:
+ Cellar Door - our go-to space for nights out. Typically showcasing stellar (lots of local) musicians, dance parties, otherworldly conversations on the back patio, photo booth sessions, and craft cocktails. Always familiar faces.

+ Finnriver Farm + Cidery - beautiful outdoor summertime social scene located on a farm with orchards, sheep, and geese. A place to drink, eat, dance, and play.

Kept Us Inspired:
+ TK Artist Lofts - apartments in Seattle that house artists. We made connections with many superb artists, a number of them are featured in Issue No. 1 - Cascadia.

+ Thuja - a curated lifestyle shop in the heart of historic Port Townsend, WA. Run by a bad-ass husband and wife team, Thuja carries beautiful handmade, small-batch, and selected vintage items, many of them locally-made. 

Kept Us Working:
+ Washington State Library Olympia - spent a glorious day here working on issue no. 1 + pretending that we were state workers.

+ Seattle Central Library - futuristic multimedia public space with BOOKS and a confusing/never-ending red hallway.

Kept Us Exploring:
+ Washington State Parks - waterfalls, mountains, trees, beaches, moss, coastline, trees, trails, mountains, beaches, rivers, mountains, trees, logs, moss, rocks, etc.

+ Washington State Ferries - these puppies got us from A to B with great ease. The most extensive ferry system in the world.

Kept Us Fed:
+ Port Townsend Food Co-op - self-explanatory. We procured every one of our grocery hauls from the PT Co-op. Holla!




Happy Day of Publish

Happy Birthday Calliope! With any big project, comes unexpected delays. In working with our printer and analyzing Calliope in prepress, we ran into a few slight difficulties that needed adjustment, along with international banking complications. But guess what, IT'S ALL GOOD. We have now passed the prepress phase and our beautiful publication is currently in production. We know, we know - today was Calliope's official due date, but she wished to stay in utero for just a few days longer than expected.

You'll now find Calliope - Cascadia spinning into real tangibility on 27 March 2018. The anticipation is REAL. You can preorder here.

Honestly, perfect planning isn't reality in this bizarre world. Talk to you soon. :-)

- L + M

Cascadia Playlist

What's good, friends! To partner with our coming issue release, here are some tracks from artists specific to the Cascadia region. These tracks have helped to keep us alive (along with copious quantities of coffee) as we've been working through our creative process. There are some expected names here (Odesza, Shabazz Palaces, Manatee Commune), but also several lesser-known (as of yet) artists which we’d like to share with you.

Enjoy - please & thank you.

- L + M

Welcome to Calliope

Hello friends! We're so glad you've found us. You’ve discovered us before we were cool. In fact, you’ve discovered us before we even really existed in any tangible form, which shows how truly cool you are.

So - we want to shout out a grandiose "! thank you !" for joining us for the launch of Calliope. It's so rad that you will be by our side for the release of our inaugural magazine issue. It is now available for preorder. We've partnered with some incredible artists and writers for Issue No. 1 - Cascadia. This [being our first] issue has been in the womb cultivating many light beams, starry eyes, and invisible juju. A bit of blood as well.  

We'd like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We are Lauren & Matthew - two humans who arbitrarily and casually crossed paths in the town of Port Townsend, Washington not so long ago. Both of us, having wild vivid dreams to create the tangible in a digitalized age, decided to team up to begin the process. 

We are currently in the beautiful, bizzarre, land of Tallinn, Estonia putting our first print publication into production, gathering materials, and seeking out local artists and writers for our subsequent print issue.

If you'd like to stick it out with us, you can subscribe to our mailing list (form at the bottom of this page), follow us on instagram for small bites of our process @calliopemagazine, and don't forget to order a copy of our inaugural issue - available 21 March 2018. 

Lauren + Matthew

P.S. Enjoy these film photos we took in Old Town Tallinn.

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